Michelle Christine Trachtenberg was born on October 11, 1985 in New York, New York. Michelle was born to Russian-Jewish immigrants.
Michelle has been acting since her younger days, staring in a over 100 commercials. Her first credited role came in 1993. She played Nona.Mecklenberg in The Adventures of Pete & Pete
from 1994 until 1996. Michelle's film career began in 1996 with the lead role in Harriet the Spy. She then returned to television for Meego, for which she won a Young Artist Award. She returned to film in 1999 for Inspector Gadget, as she played the niece, Penny. She also starred in the film Can't Be Heaven.
Michelle, on her free time, enjoys yoga, swimming, bicycling, ice-skating, crafts, writing short stories and spending time with her family and friends and her two cats. Michelle is also best known as 'Dawn Summers' from the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
Movie Credits Include
The Dive From Clausen's Pier (2005) - Carrie Beal
Ice Princess (2005) - Casey Howard
Vinyl (2005) - Debbie
Eurotrip (2004) - Jenny
Mysterious Skin (2004) - Wendy
Ugly Americans (2004) - Jenny
Melissa (2002) -
Snow Day (2000) - Natalie
Can't Be Heaven (2000) - Julie
A Father's Choice (2000) - Kelly McClain
Inspector Gadget (1999) - Penny
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998) - Gloria
Christmas in my Hometown (1996) - Noelle Murphy
Harriet the Spy (1996) - Harriet M. Welsch